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Fitbit has come a long way and continues to be the top fitness tracker. And now, it is seen as an eye catching fashion accessory and a fitness bling statement. Fitbit's newest models are now at the intersection of advanced health tracking and high end fashion. Fitbit has accomplished the combination of beautiful design and personal health information. Check out the new wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbits!

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Awaken Your Sleeping Beauty With This Sleep Tracker

Sleep is the new hot topic and from what science tells us, it is the holy grail of health. If you can track it, you can optimize it. If you can optimize it, you can benefit from it. This hot new sleep tracker by Hello is the perfect sleep tracker for the perfect price. There is beauty in health, and it needs to be awakened. But before that, let's get the best sleep of our lives. If your VR headset lenses have stopped fogging up, you can learn more here: Sense Sleep Tracker on Amazon

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Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

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FDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindness

Associated Press Healthwire: October 12, 2017
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday, as federal health advisers endorsed the experimental gene therapy for patients with an inherited condition that gradually destroys eyesight....

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FDA panel backs gene therapy for rare form of blindness

Reuters Health News: October 12, 2017
(Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc's experimental gene therapy for a rare form of blindness improves vision and should be approved, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration concluded on Thursday, paving the way for the first U.S. gene therapy for an inherited disease.

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FDA panel unanimously votes to approve gene therapy for blindness

CNN Health: October 12, 2017
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted Thursday to approve an experimental genetic therapy for patients with a rare inherited eye disease.

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Former Cleveland Innovation exec faces prison in $2.7 million scam

Healthcare IT News: October 12, 2017
Gary Fingerhut may get up to four years in federal prison for the scheme.

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Eric Hargan named acting Health and Human Services secretary

Healthcare IT News: October 12, 2017
The just-confirmed deputy HHS secretary will lead the department he previously served in under the Bush administration.

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Ethics panel extends review of New York GOP congressman

Associated Press Healthwire: October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it was extending its review of Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York, whose stock market trades prompted an advocacy group to request an investigation for possible violation of insider trading or conflict of interest...

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Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

MedlinePlus: October 12, 2017
Small study suggests it might boost memory, learningSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Seniors, Healthy Aging

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Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science

Associated Press Healthwire: October 11, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety....

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Philips sees profit hit from U.S. defibrillator blow

Reuters Health News: October 11, 2017
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Health technology company Philips is suspending the manufacture of some defibrillators in the United States and will make others under heightened scrutiny following criticisms from U.S. regulators, in a move it said would dent profits.

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Welch Allyn IoT home devices now standard with Honeywell platform

Healthcare IT News: October 11, 2017
Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring platform now wirelessly links with Welch Allyn’s connected home scale and blood pressure monitor.

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Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed

Reuters Health News: October 11, 2017
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Government officials in Chicago's home county voted on Wednesday to repeal a tax on sugary drinks, a win for a soda industry that has faced criticism from public health officials who link excessive consumption to health epidemics like obesity.

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For some kids, bullying may not leave lasting mental scars

Reuters Health News: October 11, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Children who are bullied during their pre-teen years may experience mental health issues like anxiety and depression, but a study of twins suggests that some victims may not experience lasting psychological problems.

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Telehealth picks up speed as providers see value despite challenges

Healthcare IT News: October 11, 2017
New report from CHIME and KLAS virtual care platforms are finding favor for scheduled and patient-focused visits, on-demand and consumer-focused meetings and telespecialty consults.

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Intermountain to study whether a blood test can detect breast cancer

Healthcare IT News: October 11, 2017
The goal is to show whether screening patients for the presence of circulating tumor DNA – known as ctDNA – can detect breast cancer using a blood draw.

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Map of the gut's microbial landscape

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Scientists have provided an early glimpse of how microbial communities in the gut -- known collectively as the gut microbiome -- are spatially organized, uncovering a surprising degree of mixing among different bacterial members.

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Caesarean sections cause obesity and microbiome changes in mice

New Scientist Health News: October 11, 2017
For the first time, researchers have shown that being born by C-section can contribute to obesity in mice. The effect seems to be stronger in females

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Discovery of peripheral neuropathy cause suggests potential preventive measures

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
In discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer treatment.

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Norovirus evades immune system by hiding out in rare gut cells

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Even in immunized animals, noroviruses can escape the immune system and still spread by hiding out in an extremely rare type of cell in the gut, a new mouse study found.

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Esophageal cancer 'cell of origin' identified

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.

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Psychologists give new insight into the nature of psychosis

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Psychologists challenged common wisdom about the nature of mental illness.

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Move over e-cigarettes, meet heat-not-burn tobacco

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers analyzed Google search trends to identify consumer demand for a brand-new tobacco product known as heat-not-burn tobacco and found that its popularity is growing quickly.

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Mice delivered by C-section gain more weight than those delivered naturally

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Mice born by cesarian section experienced dramatically greater weight gain as they matured than mice born vaginally.

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Azalea Health, Prognosis Innovation Healthcare merge, targeting rural providers

Healthcare IT News: October 11, 2017
Azalea brings cloud-based IT, billing and reporting systems and services to the table, and Prognosis adds its electronic health records system.

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How tele-stroke tools helped Avanti Hospitals treat 1,500% more patients

Healthcare IT News: October 11, 2017
The technology enables the health system to triage patients at community hospitals and determine whether they should stay there or transfer to an academic medical center.

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'My condition will kill me'

BBC Health: October 11, 2017
James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.

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End New Exemptions for Women's Health Care, AAFP Urges

American Academy of Family Physicians: October 11, 2017
The AAFP and other organizations warned that two new rules on coverage of women's preventive health care could dramatically increase costs and harm public health.

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Phish drummer warns parents of lead poisoning after scare

Associated Press Healthwire: October 11, 2017
LINCOLNVILLE, Maine (AP) -- The drummer for the band Phish is trying to raise lead poisoning awareness after an alarming experience with his young son....

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'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market

MedlinePlus: October 11, 2017
Researchers caution that potential health concerns remain largely unknownSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: E-Cigarettes, Smoking

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The stock market is run by wild robots we don’t fully control

New Scientist Health News: October 11, 2017
Most stock market trades are made by algorithms, not humans, and they've already caused crashes. We need to understand their group behaviour to avoid disaster

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Google’s new earbuds act as two-way translators in your ear

New Scientist Health News: October 11, 2017
If you have a Google Pixel phone, you’ll soon be able to speak 40 languages thanks to the new earbuds the firm announced last week

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A house has been bought on the blockchain for the first time

New Scientist Health News: October 11, 2017
The governments of Ukraine, Dubai and Vermont are all trying to move real estate using blockchain, but getting estate agents out of the equation won’t be easy

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Most versatile stem cell ever may help us understand miscarriage

New Scientist Health News: October 11, 2017
The first stem cells capable of making placenta could enable researchers to better understand the biological mechanisms behind many failed early pregnancies

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Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one expected

New Scientist Health News: October 11, 2017
The tiny world Haumea has a ring, the most distant we’ve found in our solar system. This may mean rings encircle other far-off worlds in the solar system

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SGS and Bavarian Nordic developing challenge strain to combat respiratory virus​

Reuters Health News: October 11, 2017
ZURICH (Reuters) - SGS and Bavarian Nordic are teaming up to develop a virus challenge strain to combat a common respiratory illness.

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I Was Misinformed: Cold Carriers, You’ve Been Busted

New York Times - Health: October 11, 2017
Tired of wondering who gave you that terrible cold? There’s a genealogical test for that.

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